Winter Bulletin & Some Christmassy News

Issue 163 Bulletin Cover

Issue 163 Bulletin CoverWinter Bulletin Is Online

First the Bulletin ‘heads-up’ and then:

Why Online?

With the recent Lockdown, it was not possible to print and distribute the Bulletin as usual but it is now available online.  If you know of somebody unable to access the online version, it will be possible to access Continue reading “Winter Bulletin & Some Christmassy News”

Lockdown Edition of Village Bulletin now Online

Cover of Lockdown Edition Village Bulletin

Cover of Lockdown Edition Village BulletinLockdown Edition of Village Bulletin now Online

The Lockdown Edition of the Village Bulletin joins pretty much every other Bulletin and Newsletter issued since June 2006.  You can view them all on our website on the Bulletin Page.  Highlights of this edition include articles about:

  • Volunteers,
  • Open Gardens,
  • Co-op Dancers,
  • ‘The Bears’,
  • Lockdown Wildlife,
  • Guiding, Brownies & Concert Band by Zoom,
  • Allotments,
  • Cakes,
  • A rather large Echium.

Previous Editions

A ‘trawl’ through the archive reveals stories about: Continue reading “Lockdown Edition of Village Bulletin now Online”

Day 24 of Lockdown – The “Wot No ….” Edition

Day 24 of Lockdown

Day 24 starts off being a day of cancellations, passes by some gratitude from the NHS and moves on to an inevitable lighter moment with a musical cups game to try with the kids.  Don’t forget to join the applause for those in the front line tonight!

Cancellations

Village Bulletin

Whilst recognising that the Village Bulletin is particularly appreciated by those without access to technology, the difficult Continue reading “Day 24 of Lockdown – The “Wot No ….” Edition”

Village Bulletin Quiz 2016 – Result for Parkinson’s

Chris Stevenson presenting cheque to Will Owen
Chris Stevenson presenting cheque to Will Owen
Chris Stevenson presenting the cheque to Will Owen

Village Bulletin Quiz 2016 Results

Fourteen teams entered the Village Bulletin Quiz held on Saturday 8th October in the Orpen Hall.  Together with a raffle and a very popular game of ‘Human Bingo‘, the event raised £336 for the Colchester branch of the Parkinson’s UK charity.

Chris Stevenson, Chairman of the Parish Council, presented the cheque at this week’s Council meeting.  Will Owen, who also attended the quiz, expressed his gratitude for the donation on receiving the cheque on behalf of Parkinson’s.

Winners of the Bulletin Quiz Phil Spencer, Chris Stevenson, Laura Walkingshaw and Harry Stone being presented with the Challenge Trophy
The wining team being presented with the Challenge Trophy

The Parish Council team of Phil Spencer, Chris Stevenson, Laura Walkingshaw and Harry Stone won this year; apparently this was not a fix.   🙂

Second & third placed teams were ‘The Dixters’ and ‘The Gardeners Association‘.

Susan Leng, quizmaster, and other organisers and Bulletin Team helpers also attended for the presentation.  The Parish Council thanked the team for their hard work in running such an enjoyable evening.

All Change at The Village Bulletin

Banner of the West Bergholt Village BulletinAll Change at The Village Bulletin

The team at the Village Bulletin is changing as new editor Jacqui Kibby takes the reins.  She is keen to ensure that all local clubs and groups are able to get their news into the December edition.  The deadline for copy (1st November), is fast approaching, though, so please send it in as soon as possible.

Contact the new Editor with your news – Jacqui Kibby – [antibot mailto=”[email protected]”].

December Deadline – 1st November

To read all back copies of the Village Bulletin and check other Village News and events, visit the following pages on the website:

Village Bulletin Quiz 2016

Zoom Quiz Night

quizVillage Bulletin Quiz 2016

The Village Bulletin Quiz this year will be held on Saturday 8th October starting at 7pm in the Orpen Hall.  Teams of four people can enter.  Each team can represent a local business, organisation or club or just a group of friends.  At least one member of each team must be a West Bergholt resident.

Costing £16 per team, this year, all proceeds will go to the Colchester branch of Continue reading “Village Bulletin Quiz 2016”

Your Village Bulletin Needs You!

Your Village Bulletin need you - Kitchener 50p
Your Village Bulletin Needs You!

Your Village Bulletin Needs You!

OK, it’s not 2014 any more but that memorable image of Lord Kitchener pointing his finger lingers, especially since it now graces a 50p coin.

So, since I’ve been webmaster for the village I have posted over 30 editions of the Village Bulletin online which ensures that there is a live archive, but what about those paper copies you receive through your doors?  What about the energy that goes into creating them in the first instance?  This is all down to the hard work of a small group of committed individuals creating and distributing the bulletin, they are now after some local support:

Banner of the West Bergholt Village BulletinWe are looking for a new Committee member to join the existing group but who will also be able to get involved and organise bundling of the Bulletins to give to the distributors each quarter and to organise holiday cover and find new distributors as and when required.
Please contact Bernard Colbron 240297.

I hope you are able to lend your support on this,
Dave, (webmaster).